10 U.S. Code § 855. Art. 55. Cruel and unusual punishments prohibited

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Punishment by flogging, or by branding, marking, or tattooing on the body, or any other cruel or unusual punishment, may not be adjudged by any court-martial or inflicted upon any person subject to this chapter. The use of irons, single or double, except for the purpose of safe custody, is prohibited.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 56.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

855

50:636.

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 55), 64 Stat. 126.

The word “may” is substituted for the word “shall”.